Justin Thomas: I would say I’ve underachieved
World number one Justin Thomas admitted that his results in the majors have not reflected his prodigious talent.
The Kentucky native has been ranked in the top ten effectively since the beginning of 2018 thanks to years of remarkably consistent golf. That consistency has earned him a plethora of accolades, including a lucrative FedEx Cup triumph, 13 PGA Tour wins and two WGC victories.
Despite this, the 2017 PGA Championship remains the solitary major title to Thomas’ name. If one looks at his major results since his debut in 2014, that victory seems even more like a flash in the pan given he has just two other top ten finishes on the big stage.
“I would definitely say that I have underachieved seeing though I only have one so far in my career,” admitted Thomas ahead of this weeks PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.
“I mean, I’ve felt getting the second one has been almost harder than the first one. Why is that? I don’t know. I don’t want to say anyone can win one, but it’s definitely harder to win two than it is to win one. I mean, that’s a very obvious statement.
“To get into that other level and to be getting up into the double digits in majors for a career, you need to get going a little bit or you need to start winning some, and when you’re stuck on one, it’s pretty hard to get there because you’ve got to get to two first.”
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